About My Art
My artwork is primarily inspired by the natural world, especially non-human animals. I find our non-human neighbors endlessly fascinating. Humans and non-humans are all animals, and I use my art to explore our relationship to each other, as well as address subjects such as beauty, spirituality, ancestry, and death. Some of my goals for my art include increasing awareness of, empathy for, and sensitivity to non-human life and issues effecting their lives. My early work in this process focuses on changing our perception of non-humans by depicting them as the unique individuals they are, allowing us to consider their viewpoints and feelings in addition to our own. By analyzing and rethinking our relationship with non-humans, our environment, our lives as humans, and our beliefs about these matters, we can hopefully make changes for the betterment of all of us. I want my art to play a role in this process.
About My Life
- Born in 1982
- Graduated 2007 from MSUM Moorhead
- Bachelor of Fine Arts - Drawing
- Minor - Art History
- Independent Artist since 2008
I work primarily in watercolor and ink, but also use collage and photography to create my art. I like to explore many art mediums, including jewelry making.
When I'm not creating art I like to work in my garden, take nature walks, and spend time with my family, human and non-human alike.
Recent Exhibitions, Etc.
2017 - 53rd Annual Art Show, Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Jamestown, ND
2017 - FMVA's Big Show, Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN
2017 - Published in Red Weather, Issue 36, Litterary Arts Magazine, Minnestoa State University Moorhead